Lately, I’ve been thinking about toxins in our lives. I took a class on the impact of what we consume/products we use. That includes how the products we use absorb into our skin and impact our mood/digestion/carcinogen levels/etc. One thing I really began to think about was how much exposure people in other countries who were likely producing these products are influenced by the proximity and time spent around all of these chemicals. I think that the way most of the Western world has developed to focus so much on getting cheap, in-style products is slowly killing us. The people who make these products are exposed to chemicals that do terrible things to our bodies, and our use of these products does terrible things as well. I think if I can do one thing right in my lifetime, it would be to raise my future family to make their own products out of all natural materials, and to understand that just because everyone does something doesn’t mean it is the best thing to do.